How To Tell Fake Air Jordan 11 Concord (2023)

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Last Updated on August 5, 2023 by Ch David

You can tell fake Air Jordan 11 Concord by checking if the size tag has very thick inscriptions. Bear in mind that fakes sometimes have the text so thin that it looks like it’s scratched, while authentic pairs never have flaws.

The Air Jordan 11 Concords are a really loved pair of sneakers by the community. With all of this love on them, there is the same large amount of replicas available for the shoes.

Today, we are here to teach you what to look for in order to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers.

With every step of our guide on how to authenticate Air Jordan XI Concord sneakers, we are going to link reference fake vs real Concord 11 images that will help you easily visualise the flaws of the fake shoes.

At the same time, the real vs fake Concord Air Jordan 11 images will help you visualise what the genuine sneakers look like, and how their little details are supposed to look like.

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How to spot fake Air Jordan 11 Concord

The size tag is the best spot to identify fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concord. Fake Concord 11s always have their text on the size tag at the wrong thickness and kerning between the characters, while the authentic AJ11s are always flawless.

Let’s check it out!

1. Size tag

1.1. The 2018 release

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In the image with the real vs fake Air Jordan 11 Concord (2018) above:

  • The fake Concords have their “378037-100” inscription (style-code) looking too thick.
  • Since the fake pair’s text is too thick, there is too little space between the characters.
  • The “MADE IN CHINA” and the “FABRIQUE EN CHINE” text on the fake shoes is too thick as well.
  • The date of manufacturing the sneakers text is too thick as well, while the same text on the genuine shoes is thinner, once again.

1.2. The 2011 release

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This is what the authentic Jordan 11 Concord size tag from 2011 is supposed to look like.

1.3. The 2000 release

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In the image above, you can find the authentic Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers that were released in the year 2000.

There are fewer replicas for these shoes, but for your reference, we thought that you’d like to also have an authentic size tag from previous releases.

1.4. The 1995 release

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Here’s an authentic Air Jordan 11 Concord size tag from 1995 — the OG Jordan 11 Concord.

2. Jumpman

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In the image with the fake vs real Air Jordan 11 Concord above:

  • The fake pair has its Jumpman at the wrong stitching density.
  • The overall look of the fake pair’s Jumpman logo is too thin.
  • Looking at the edges of the body of the fake Jumpman, you can see how the stitches are all sharp and messily finished.
  • The fingers of the replica Concord 11 pair’s Jumpman are too thick as well.

3. Shape

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  • On the fake shoes, the patch is not that curvy on either the left or the right side.
  • See how the authentic shoes have their patch wavily:
    • The left and right sides of the patch are curvy.
    • Right in the middle of the shoes, there is a gap that makes the overall look of the patch this wavy.

4. Interior tongue label

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  • The fake pair’s text is too thin.
  • This is most noticeable in: “BASKETBALL”, “PRODUCTS”, “THE”.

The authentic pair has thicker text.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Toe box

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In the picture with the real vs fake Air Jordan XI Concord shoes above:

  • The fake shoes have their toe box too little curvy, as it is too little flat.

On the other hand, the authentic Air Jordan 11 Concord present a curved toe box. It arches more in the front than the toe box of the fake pair.

6. Sole color

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  • The fake pair’s sole is saturated too much.
  • It has this way bluer-colored sole, while the authentic pair’s sole is colored lighter than the fake one.

The authentic Air Jordan XI Concord must have its soles colored in a translucent slightly icy blue colour.

7. Rear text

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  • The “45” inscription on the fake pair’s patch is too thick.

On the other hand, the same “45” text on the authentic Concord 11s is thinner than the one on the replica sneakers.

Shortlist: How to tell fake Jordan 11 Concord

  1. Examine the text on the size tag of your Air Jordan 11 Concord. Usually, the replica Air Jordan 11 Concords have their text at the wrong thickness
  2. Look at the shape of your Concord 11s from the rear side, as the replica pairs tend to have their U-shaped patch too little curvy and wavy
  3. Check the Jumpman logo on the side of the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake Jumpman will have either too much stitching on the arm with the ball in the hand, or either less stitching, so watch out for different stitching weights. Also, the shoelaces of the Jumpman can sometimes be less visible
  4. Verify the interior tongue label with multiple lines of text. Mostly, the fake shoes have their text too thick
  5. Analyze the toe box area of the sneakers. Most of the time, the fake Air Jordan XI sneakers will have their toe box looking too flat and too little curvy
  6. Brief the colour of the soles of your Air Jordan 11s, as the replica Concord 11s tend to have their soles saturated too much, therefore having a shade of blue that’s too intense
  7. Verify the “45” text on the back of your shoes since most of the fake AJ11 Concord pairs have their text too thick.

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers.

Expert Air Jordan 11 Concord authentication

If you need help with the authentication of your Concord Nike air Jordan 11s sneakers, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your Air Jordan 11 Concord sneakers and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Concord Air Jordan 11 legit check guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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